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Live Nation Software Developer in Toronto, Ontario

Job Summary:

Who we are.

Universe is an innovative and high growth global ticketing platform acquired by Ticketmaster in 2015. The company operates independently with startup-like agility with backing of a Fortune 500 company.

At Universe, we believe in a future where virtual and real-life experience are the new stage for people to meet, connect, be inspired, and learn from one another. That’s why it’s our mission to deliver event technology that transforms the way people host events. We build products that enable our hosts to provide unforgettable fan experiences. Given the realities of COVID, Universe has launched some popular new product solutions, including for virtual events, timed-entry and drive-ins. If you’re passionate about the magic of live experiences and want to work at a company dedicated to helping millions of fans experience them, we want to hear from you.

Why you should work with us.

Our biggest investment is in people like you! We offer comprehensive health benefits and an RRSP matching program, student loan assistance, plus career-boosting opportunities like tuition reimbursement and targeted development sessions to help you thrive. At Universe you can expect the fast-paced excitement of a startup with the rock-solid support from an industry leader – with plenty of ticket perks on the side.

The role.

As a Software Developer at Universe, you will apply your passion for technology and live events in your quest to build a world-class Event Ticketing platform. In this deeply technical, business-minded position, you’ll evolve our front-end and back-end systems and level-up your own skillset. You’ll be challenged with the rewarding tasks of understanding our customers with strong empathy, curating a fantastic product experience, and championing our vision to new heights.

What your day could look like:

  • Writing new React components with our GraphQL API, building new features, and maintaining existing ones

  • Architecting new back-end data models and services in Ruby on Rails and Elixir Phoenix

  • Testing your code with automation

  • Pair-programming with other developers

What we're looking for:

  • Minimum of 3-5 years of professional experience working as a Software Developer

  • Effective communicator, written and oral, as this role will be working closely with people from all over the organization

  • You have a love for products, and care fundamentally about quality

  • An independent, fast-learning, self-starter who takes ownership over solving hard problems

  • Energetic, passionate and driven

  • A flair for visually designing beautiful products and user experiences.

  • You’re a hacker at heart who lovingly crafts elegant solutions with pride

Experience with at least three (3) of the following:

  • Patterns-based web servers such as Ruby on Rails, Sinatra, Django, Flask, Express, Phoenix, or Spring

  • Scripting languages – Ruby, Python, or Javascript

  • Client-side web application frameworks such as React, Ember, Angular, or Backbone

  • Persistent data stores – PostgreSQL, Mongo, Redis, MySQL, SQL Server, or Elasticsearch

Here's why you'll love working at Universe, a division of Ticketmaster:

  • You’ll work with veteran engineers who will challenge you to ship frequently, develop your skills, and apply new technologies and techniques

  • You’ll work with amazing designers, you will challenge you to implement beautiful, interactive user interfaces that provide an excellent user experience to our customers

  • You’ll be at the helm of your own career, shaping it with your own innovative contributions to a nascent team and product, with opportunities to grow both within Universe and the larger Ticketmaster family

  • You’ll build products that are used and loved around the globe by dedicated event hosts each with unending passion for providing amazing experiences to their fans

  • You’ll enjoy the culture and perks of a startup, with the stability of a Fortune 500 company; perks include kombucha and cold brew coffee on tap, 4 tickets to see a concert of your choice every year, unlimited access to Amphitheatre shows in North America for you and a friend, extended parental benefits, and 4 weeks’ vacation

To Apply:

If you’re interested in helping us shape the future of the event industry, send us your resume, portfolio and cover letter.

Equal Employment Opportunity

Ticketmaster strongly supports equal employment opportunity for all applicants regardless of race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, pregnancy, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, age, marital status, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition, sexual orientation, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by provincial and/or federal law. Accommodations are available on request for candidates taking park in all aspects of the recruitment and selection process. If accommodation is needed during the application process, please contact us and we will work with you to meet your accessibility needs.

Hiring Practices

The preceding job description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of employees assigned to this job.

Ticketmaster recruitment policies are designed to place the most highly qualified persons available in a timely and efficient manner. Ticketmaster may pursue all avenues available, including promotion from within, employee referrals, outside advertising, employment agencies, internet recruiting, job fairs, college recruiting and search firms.

We encourage all qualified applicants to apply, however only those selected for further consideration will be contacted. Thank you for your interest in Ticketmaster/Universe Canada.

About Us

Recognized three years in a row by Great Place to Work® and named one of People Magazine’s top 50 Companies that Care, Live Nation Entertainment is the global leader in live entertainment and ticketing. Our world-class portfolio reaches all aspects of the live event and ticketing industry, from ground-breaking software in Ticketmaster, mix of legendary venues and restaurants in House of Blues, production leaders in Concerts, exceptional brand partnerships in Media & Sponsorship, and unparalleled team of artist managers in Artist Nation supported by diverse professionals in all facets of Corporate operations.

We recognize that our most important assets are our employees, the rock stars who keep the live experience going. Generous vacation, healthcare, and retirement benefits are just some of the great perks we offer to support our global workforce of more than 38,000. For any stage in your career, our many unique benefit programs are designed to help you live life to the fullest. We offer student loan repayment to support recent grads, six months of paid caregiver leave to support new parents, perks like Roadie Babies (bring your little ones & a caretaker along with you on work trips) and Music @ Home (stipend to cultivate your little ones’ music interest), and tuition reimbursement to fuel your ongoing professional development. Plus, working for the world's largest live event and ticketing company means you'll have access to free concerts, festivals, sports games, and more through our exclusive employee ticket concierge.

There is no bigger stage for your career. See what your future looks like at Live Nation Entertainment.